Search Results: "Deborah Lutz"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2011

"Neither as steamy as its title nor as impenetrable as the academic stereotype."
Illumination of how changing attitudes toward religion and sexuality transformed the arts and culture of Victorian England. Read full book review >

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HOW TO START A FIRE by Lisa Lutz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"This novel is instantly forgettable. Fans and curious new readers should stick to Lutz's bestselling Izzy Spellman mystery series (The Last Word, 2013, etc.)."
Three friends try to muddle through their complicated lives. Read full book review >

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STORIES IN THE WORST WAY by Gary Lutz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"But a little of this vision goes a very long way."
Mordant debut collection of terse stories (some only a few paragraphs long), featuring a playful use of language in the service of a grim vision of contemporary life. Read full book review >

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AND THE MONKEY LEARNED NOTHING by Tom Lutz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A travel memoir with short, provocative, occasionally inscrutable entries that will eventually tire even armchair travelers."
Postcards from around the globe, far from the beaten path of tourism. Read full book review >

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BLOOD FIRE by John Lutz
Released: Jan. 4, 1990

Hum-drum Lutz (Tropical Heat, Kiss, etc.). Read full book review >

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DANCING WITH THE DEAD by John Lutz
Released: June 1, 1992

"Not by any means up to the author's Nudger series."
Consider this a minor glitch in Lutz's estimable career, a sketchily researched study of the seemingly tawdry, emotionally bleak world of the competitive ballroom dancer. Read full book review >

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THE SPELLMAN FILES by Lisa Lutz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2006

"A fresh story that works real issues through an offbeat premise."
A spirited, funny debut from screenwriter Lutz that mixes chick-lit, mystery and a dose of TV nostalgia. Read full book review >

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DEATH BY JURY by John Lutz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 11, 1995

"Unfussy, professional work from Lutz, who could probably turn these stories out in his sleep."
Lutz's last few novels (Burn, p. 111, etc.) have put small casts through increasingly intricate arabesques, and this one is no exception. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 21, 2001

"An excellent study with an unusual take on the heart of the military-industrial complex."
Anthropologist Lutz (Univ. of North Carolina) analyzes the effects of Fort Bragg on its host city, concluding that the US Army can cause plenty of damage domestically, as well as abroad. Read full book review >

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THICKER THAN BLOOD by John Lutz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 18, 1993

"Tough, wry (Nudger is dabbling in the stock market—to girlfriend Claudia's disgust), and unsentimental: what fans of the hard-boiled detective story have been yearning for."
A return to state-of-the-art p.i. writing for Lutz, whose sour-stomach shamus, Alo Nudger (Diamond Eyes, 1990, etc.) finds himself, again, with a lying client—Ozark-bred Norva Beane, who says Dale Rand suckered her in a junk-bond deal. Read full book review >

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Amanojaku by Damien Lutz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2016

"A multilayered protagonist and stellar setting help guide this sci-fi narrative to an unforgettable coda."
In 2040, a former convict with an implant to stave off violent impulses finds himself in the midst of a plan to take down a corporate empire in Lutz's (Book Hunter, 2015, etc.) sci-fi thriller.Read full book review >

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REVENGE OF THE SPELLMANS by Lisa Lutz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"Another fast, funny winner from Lutz, who has recovered well from her slight sophomore slump."
The investigative powers of the Spellman family remain undimmed in the third installment of Lutz's series (Curse of the Spellmans, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >